Not serious about wanting a gun. Serious about being broke, bored, and bothered. Entertain me please?
― j.lu, Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:48 (eleven years ago) link
hi j. lu
― metametadata (n/a), Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:54 (eleven years ago) link
Hi, how have you been?
― j.lu, Thursday, 25 September 2008 23:37 (eleven years ago) link
this election season needs more I DIED
― mookieproof, Friday, 26 September 2008 00:19 (eleven years ago) link
yeah I'd be posting more except that I have tried putting Palin's head on Doctor Casino's other photos and it just doesn't work as well.
― I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:10 (eleven years ago) link
case in point
― I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:11 (eleven years ago) link
hello, I am in Oslo airport, I shall be here for some time it seems.
― I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:13 (eleven years ago) link
holy shit i love you i died
― Mr. Que, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:15 (eleven years ago) link
The atomium is not used enough for hilarious photoshops, god work.
Also that is the closest she ever got to foreign parts, I think
― I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:17 (eleven years ago) link
I have missed the DC thread, frankly. Though not so much the Saturday morning too-many-beers-at-Big-Hunt hangovers.
― quincie, Friday, 26 September 2008 17:45 (eleven years ago) link
I miss the photoshopping.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:59 (eleven years ago) link
I love everyone.
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:53 (eleven years ago) link
I'm gonna edit this thread title tomorrow so it has to do with that new coen flick. nobody panic.
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (eleven years ago) link
when is beers o clock?
There. Go Skins.
― TOMBOT, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:41 (eleven years ago) link
last night you could follow the debate walking down 18th, even over the downpour. maybe not such a shocker but slightly odd nonetheless, in person.
― W i l l, Sunday, 28 September 2008 02:12 (eleven years ago) link
i had to be at work during the debate. and today from 11-7:30. all hands on deck until election day!
i will make some photoshops when i am back in the office.
did this the other dayhttp://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp127/deanofsomething/flying-dawkins.gif
― regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 04:06 (eleven years ago) link
Wait was that really insane football video from way back (sandbox, maybe?)? Someone flying through the air in a ridiculous manner. I can't remember any other details, sorry. But it was awesome A++ would watch again if someone knows what the hell I am talking about.
― quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:29 (eleven years ago) link
OH WAIT IT'S THAT GUY UP THERE INNIT?
― quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:30 (eleven years ago) link
YEAH HE DID THAT AGAIN! this video is from last week!!
― regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 16:12 (eleven years ago) link
― I DIED, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (eleven years ago) link
― quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (eleven years ago) link
The cigarette is an especially nice touch!
^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions
― mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (eleven years ago) link
"She's like one of us, just a normal, hardworking person, not someone from D.C. " said Ivan Capps, a Bureau of Land Management records manager who attended a Palin rally in Grand Junction, Colo.
― I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (eleven years ago) link
the special prize we get for being #1 Obama supporters is that he's gonna come live here!
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 15:44 (eleven years ago) link
not just him: On a chain-link fence erected by inaugural construction crews [near the White House], someone hung the sign: "Welcome Home Malia and Sasha!"
from the Post article on last night's partying. U Street was just, wow
― W i l l, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:02 (eleven years ago) link
that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (eleven years ago) link
They call it the White House, but that's a (increasingly) temporary condition.
To each his reach, and if I can't cop, it ain't mine to hang.
― B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:20 (eleven years ago) link
hey guys we have to get this thread going again now that DC is the new BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!
― I DIED, Thursday, 6 November 2008 14:31 (eleven years ago) link
I SO want to move back.
― B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (eleven years ago) link
I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (eleven years ago) link
hey Slate: fuck youuuuuuuu for reprinting a 15-year old column about "life in DC" and saying "it's still remarkable how little of the city's character has changed."
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:23 (eleven years ago) link
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/3009215557_30259c2b97.jpgorange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (eleven years ago) link
oh man that would be the best i would buy so many records and work pays the smartrip
― 69, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:46 (eleven years ago) link
that's the part of the upper east side with all the fresh-out-of-college banker types and shitty bars
― gabbneb, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:51 (eleven years ago) link
So, I'm coming to join your cool place-to-be city some time around February. Pretty jammy timing. I've visited before but only for 2-3 days. I think I'll be living somewhere near Dupont Circle/19th, if I take over the apartment of the last incumbent in the job...
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:19 (eleven years ago) link
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (eleven years ago) link
our football team is awesome
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (eleven years ago) link
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (eleven years ago) link
I get to learn the football rules!Is that a real TV show embedded in that vid somewhere?
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:32 (eleven years ago) link
nah.. DC go go band Mambo Sauce had this song out for a while and finally made a video for it, so.. that's what they did. chuck brown shows up at the end to tell the police to let them go, I guess is the gist of it
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:34 (eleven years ago) link
Even your cheerleaders go on tour!
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (eleven years ago) link
I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain? TOO MANY I DEMAND RECOUNT.
― quincie, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:41 (eleven years ago) link
TOMBOT can you embed the mambo sauce vid at the top of the thread? tks.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:00 (eleven years ago) link
I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (eleven years ago) link
who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (eleven years ago) link
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (eleven years ago) link
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (eleven years ago) link
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (eleven years ago) link
The band is rocking. Drummer in a Mexican wrestling mask. The normally uptight red jacketed ushers are letting people dance upfront.
My wife is working late too.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link
Kids and aging hippies dancing w band onstage
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link
I was wondering about that mask!
― Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Saturday, 13 January 2018 03:22 (one year ago) link
I guess a few of these aren’t super expensive
― curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link
A lot of those are totally destination special-occasion places. To my mind those should be evaluated in a different category than the really-good-but-accessible-to-ordinary-mortals restaurants.
I will admit that I have eaten both at Rose's Luxury and at Pineapple & Pearls. Both were extremely good meals, but in different ways. Neither is a normal weeknight-dinner-out kind of experience; both had great food but P&P was more about drama and presentation.
If pressed to choose among luxe destination restaurants, I might sentimentally prefer the Restaurant Eve tasting menu. But then I haven't yet done Inn at Little Washington. Maybe I will do so one of these days, but it's not a high priority. There are so many great-but-approachable places still to try.
And I'm still not tired of reliable old boring neighborly weeknight choices like Nam Viet, Lebanese Taverna, Rosa Mexicano, Jaleo, Ray's, Kapnos, etc.
Harder still when any dinner out requires blowing $200 on a babysitter.
― Tippi Sanhedrin (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 January 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link
I miss Jaleo a lot~It’s basically an “almost every time I’m home” place to me now, alongside Kabob Palace
― direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Friday, 26 January 2018 22:21 (one year ago) link
Not sure why fast casual Barracks Row Korean place Chiko is on the list ? It’s ok but there are better places in Annandale.
Splurged for Rose’s L twice. Pretty good. Just read that P & Pearl is raising prices even higher. So no thanks.
Lots of “cheap eats” places around the area I haven’t tried.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link
In the W. Post Sietsema loved the upscale African food st Kith & Kin at the Wharf. Has he ever written about Mom & Pop African places in town? I am sure Tim Carman has written about them, but not Sietsema.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link
Maybe its upscale Caribbean and Africa at Kith & Kin, but my point holds regarding that too
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link
Fundraising for Funk Parade
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 March 2018 04:26 (one year ago) link
On March 6, we announced that Funk Parade was well short of meeting its fundraising goals for 2018, and the event was unlikely to take place. We've made this campaign in response to requests from many supporters for a way to give.
All contributions are helpful. If we are able to raise an additional $60,000 through crowdfunding and sponsorship pledges, the event will take place. Otherwise, these funds will be used to pay off debts, and any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity.
Donations will go to All One City, the District-based 501(c)3 nonprofit which produces Funk Parade.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 March 2018 04:27 (one year ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:32 (one year ago) link
An Ask Tom Sietsema (Post food critic) writer wanted to know if there was a Chinese restaurant in the DC area that does for Chinese what he and Tom say Rasika does for Indian. Alas, Tom had no ideas, and just mentioned a long-closed place he liked. We're doomed folks, when you can't find upscale Chinese.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link
It is sooooo time for Tom Sietsema to move on. I can't stand to read him anymore.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link
It used to be that City Lights was decently regarded. Peter Chang had good reviews but may have gone downhill (they had a widely-talked-about customer service fail and may not have recovered, socially speaking). But I don't know anything regarded as on a par with Rasika.
― NO REGERTS (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 7 May 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link
I expected Sietsema to at least mention Peter Chang in his response but he didn't. He also never said while Setzuan offerings at restaurants like Panda Gourmet on NY Avenue or at Hong Kong Palace in Falls Church may not provide the combination of innovation and service that Rasika does with Indian food, they still have some merit. Sietsema over the years seems to judge Chinese places solely by the quality of their Peking Duck (or their attempts at fusion). That seems kind of narrow.
Also not that I've read all his writing, but I have noted that he has recently reviewed some of the new DC and Maryland hybrid fine dining Caribbean places (some with touches of West African), but there has seemingly never been a mention from him of Mom & Pop Caribbean takeout places. So how familiar with the underlying cuisine is he?
Sure he can leave most of the coverage of such non-fine dining places to Tim Carman's $20 diner column , but I think Sietsema's coverage of fancier stuff would be enhanced by showing he has familiarity with cheaper and street food type offerings as well as the pricier hybrid (and sometimes more unique) stuff.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2018 19:39 (one year ago) link
Eh, I don't expect him to Be The Authority on everything about everything. It's a lot of ground to cover.
His method includes multiple visits to each place, and his beat appears to include going to other cities - indeed, other countries - and have some familiarity with those scenes as well. Like everybody, he has a viewpoint and a set of interests. Does a primarily classical music critic need to be up-to-date on every subgenre of house music, etc.? I think it's unrealistic to expect that he should be familiar with every "underlying cuisine" in a region that has places labeling themselves as Burmese, Uzbek, Lao, Bolivian, Balkan....
That said, I would applaud greater diversity of voices (Carman and whoever is at Washingtonian and Young & Hungry); it's not like There Can Be Only One restaurant critic.
Anyway do you have an opinion on the Caribbean place at Lee Hwy./George Mason? I ate there when I lived in that hood but I don't really have much basis for comparison.
― NO REGERTS (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 7 May 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link
Good points. I guess, food critics like music critics who choose to suddenly listen to some genre from wherever, end up doing whatever last minute prep they can, even if they don't keep up with that genre on the regular.
Ha, so I keep meaning to make it to that Caribbean place at Lee Highway (Caribbean Corner?) but haven't yet. I heard good things about it.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link
Discussed on the hipness 2009, this got on Kojo on WAMU yesterday. Clueless GW Law Prof who moved here 12 years ago or something , wrongfully thinks glass condos and their denizens plus government workers and such are automatically "cool" and that they are to blame for heartland people hating city "elites", gentrification, wage inequality, housing costs.
Policies need to change, but Prof is not cool
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:51 (one year ago) link
same ol' same ol'
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:56 (one year ago) link
Can we yell about Initiative 77
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:11 (one year ago) link
Sure, but only what the DC Council thinks, matters
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:28 (one year ago) link
Un-elect Brandon Todd, Phil Mendicant and Jack Evans ASAP. Probably some other fucking crooks too but those three have to go. Spotted Eric Cantor at dinner downtown this evening. Because he is not currently in office, we let him go.
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link
Music stuff I posted on Capital Swamp on ILM:
Thankfully that noise ordinance got tabled (though it might be up for discussion in the fall. I don't get people moving downtown to Gallery Plce area and then griping about street musicians).
Malik Dope Drummer, one of my fave streetcorner percussionists is over in Paris and then going to South Africa as part of a special music program I think.
Still no Fort Dupont Park concert season announcement, and no news on Carter Barron fundraising.
FOrt Reno Night of 100 Cakes was fun. Unbilled act--Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina from Evens did a Lungfish cover and another song. John Davis with Chris Richards was good too. Got there late and missed Betsy Wright, Jerry Busher and others I think
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 July 2018 16:29 (one year ago) link
Went to that kinda new Asian food court, The Block, in Annandale and not too far from Alexandria but not easily Metro accessible. Had a Banh Mi, tasted wife's Dan Dan noodles and had below snocream. Liked the dessert best (though meal was good too)--
A Taiwanese-inspired twist on traditional ice cream. Think of it as a hybrid between shaved ice and ice cream that makes this dessert light and fluffy
Had green tea snocream with green apple jellies, lychee bobas (like those round tapioca balls in bubble tea), and a drizzle of chocolate syrup
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 August 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link
Did not go to counter-rallies yesterday
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 August 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link
Capital Swamp: The DC Resource Thread
― curmudgeon, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:27 (one year ago) link
I’m here for a bit (lots of family time, can’t FAP to my sincere dismay) and of course the Metro has an ad up for the fucking F-35. I have truly missed this.
― faculty w1fe (silby), Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:59 (one year ago) link
Have fun with family and enjoy those defense industry ads
― curmudgeon, Monday, 17 September 2018 17:38 (one year ago) link
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Tuesday that programs are in place to combat crime. She said there is not only law enforcement, but also outreach to at-risk youth and others struggling to get off the streets. Violent crime is down 7 percent across the city; homicide is the only violent crime category that is up.
Bowser said the weekend violence was “dramatic, outrageous, and it happened in different places across the city.” She added that most shootings involved people who had contact with the criminal justice system.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link
DC Council overruled DC voters on prop 77 restaurant employees minimum wage bill. Now they have moved on to a hearing on the Amplified Noise Bill today. They don't want new DCers who chose to move downtown to have to hear loud street musicians.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:22 (one year ago) link
I fucking hate the DC Council almost as much as I hate the GOP
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link
I read about the 77 vote last night and all but threw a tantrum at dinner. stop making me curse in front of my kid, DC government
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link
Muriel Bowser getting grief from old time DCers for dissing mumbo sauce on Facebook
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 22 November 2018 04:04 (eleven months ago) link
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 December 2018 23:34 (ten months ago) link
No RFK and also no new site in Maryland park that Md governor Hogan wants that is nowhere near Metro
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:06 (ten months ago) link
#dontMuteDC protests re go-go from speakers at Metro PCS phone and go-go cd store shut down due to a lawsuit threat from a resident of 2015 built luxury building the Shay.
Go-go’s been cranking there since 95.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:08 (seven months ago) link
Been a Baltimore Orioles fan since I was a kid, but rooting for Nationals now in World Series
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:19 (two weeks ago) link
Nats ...World Series Champs
Went down to stadium after for celebration. Joyful but not out of hand
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:43 (one week ago) link
Gonna rush from work to the parade this Saturday.
― Gukbe, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:00 (one week ago) link
I just realized we’re supposed to have brunch in Chinatown Saturday. Have I doomed my family and friends?
― El Tomboto, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:01 (one week ago) link
Maybe not, if you're taking the Red Line or at least keeping north of Pennsylvania Avenue? My sister wants to go to Jaleo Saturday, and the parade was my first thought.
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Friday, 1 November 2019 09:55 (one week ago) link
so that's why Orange Shithead will be in NYC
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 November 2019 11:55 (one week ago) link
Sadly Nats are scheduled to go to White House Monday. Ugh
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 November 2019 23:58 (one week ago) link
Parade route—Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW, proceed east along Constitution Avenue NW, and end on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 3rd Street NW
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:02 (one week ago) link
Sean Doolittle aint going to the WH
hoping at least ten more join him
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:03 (one week ago) link
Yes, hope so. I read that Orangeman's proposed immigration rules will keep out future Dominican and Latinx players from everywhere from coming to US no matter than baseball skills (just seen as non-English speaking )
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 2 November 2019 12:13 (one week ago) link
AFI Silver has just announced that Friday's screening of The Oyster Princess is going to be free. Anyone else interested in going?
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 13:38 (one week ago) link
gonna be out of town
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 17:22 (one week ago) link
Speaking of AFI, got tix to the European Union Festival screenings of A Hidden Life and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
― Chris L, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:12 (five days ago) link